Territorial and mating behavior ofXylocopa fimbriata F. andXylocopa gualanensis Cockerell from Costa Rica

  title={Territorial and mating behavior ofXylocopa fimbriata F. andXylocopa gualanensis Cockerell from Costa Rica},
  author={S. Bradleigh Vinson and Gordon W. Frankie},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
The territorial and mating behavior of two Xylocopaspecies X. fimbriataF. and X. gualanensisCockerell from Costa Rica are described. Male territorial activity was common during February through April in the higher areas of a dry forest savanna. Both species maintained territories at the same location within hollows in the foliage of Ardesia revolutaH.B.K., a small evergreen tree which occurs commonly in the dry forest. Xylocopa fimbriatamaintained territories during early morning hours, whereas… Expand

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